In this encore edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton talks with Ivan Ruiz. He’s a Skyline High School student who was admitted to Princeton University with a financial scholarship that covers his full tuition and housing.
Ivan is the first person in his family to go to college. Throughout his life, he has demonstrated a natural
talent and passion for education while participating in football, Honors Society, school clubs, AP classes and working a part-time job at a fast food restaurant.
Ivan is an Idaho State University TRIO Educational Talent Search student. TRIO provides access and opportunity programs for students across the country. Martha Ramirez works in eastern Idaho with TRIO at ISU and joined Newsmakers to discuss how the organization has helped local students.
Watch the entire conversation in the video player above.
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PRIDDAHO LEADERS TALK ABOUT HOW THEY WANT TO HELP EASTERN IDAHO
HOW ALEX BOYE WENT FROM BEING A HOMELESS TEENAGER TO A POPULAR ENTERTAINER
HOW COSTCO ENDED UP COMING TO IDAHO FALLS & THE CITY’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK
DR. DAVID ADLER, PRESIDENT OF THE ALTURAS INSTITUTE
IFPD CHIEF SHARES BEHIND-THE-SCENES DETAILS IN THE ANGIE DODGE MURDER CASE & TALKS ABOUT WHAT’S NEXT
IDAHO FALLS SUMMER ROAD PROJECTS, WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE WATER TOWER, GROWTH AND MORE
CONGRESSMAN MIKE SIMPSON ON IMMIGRATION, DRUG PRICES, SALMON IN IDAHO & WHY HE’S RUNNING AGAIN
MEET ERIC OLVERA, THE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR JUST ACCEPTED TO HARVARD ON A FULL-RIDE SCHOLARSHIP
POPULAR CHILDREN’S AUTHOR OBERT SKYE
SETH AARON HENDERSON – A TWO-TIME PROJECT RUNWAY WINNER & FIN FUN’S NEW LEAD DESIGNER
IFPD CHIEF DISCUSSES COLD CASES, THE NEED FOR A NEW FACILITY AND WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE DEPARTMENT
HOW THIS LOCAL WOMAN ENDED UP ON THE DOLLAR GOLD COIN
BRANDON WILLIAMS, THE LOCAL KNIFE MAKER WHO WON HISTORY CHANNEL’S ‘FORGED IN FIRE’
LUKE MICKELSON AND HIS MISSION TO MAKE SURE NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR
STEVE CANNON REFLECTS ON HIS 42 YEAR BROADCAST CAREER